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RP LEGAL EDUCATION AND UNIFORM LAWS GROUP

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law

RP LEGAL EDUCATION AND UNIFORM LAWS GROUP

Who We Are

This group differs from other RPTE groups in that it surveys activities and information across the entire spectrum of property topics, rather than focusing on specific substantive areas. The group consists of the Legal Education and Uniform Laws committees. One of the group’s primary activities is Professors’ Corner, a free monthly webinar (on the second Wednesday of every month) which features a panel of law professors discussing recent cases or issues of interest to real estate or trust and estate practitioners and scholars.

Register here for next month’s Professors’ Corner program!

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 Committees

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events
Professor's Corner: Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group Webinar
April 9, 2014
Professors’ Corner is a monthly webinar (on the second Wednesday of each month) which features a panel of law professors, discussing recent cases or issues of interest to real estate or trust and estate practitioners and scholars.

April 9, 2014
12:30 pm Eastern/11:30 am Central

April’s Program: “Rails-to-Trails and the Impact of Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States”


On March 10, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Brandt Revocable Trust v. U.S., involving the interpretation of the General Railroad Right-of-Way Act of 1875. The case involved a railroad right of way obtained in 1908, crossing land conveyed by the U.S. to the Brandt family in a 1976 land patent that did not specify what would happen if the railroad later relinquished its right of way (which occurred some years later). In the case, the U.S. sought to quiet title to the abandoned right of way, including the portion that crossed the land conveyed by the Brandt patent. Reversing the Tenth Circuit, which had affirmed a grant of summary judgment for the U.S., the Supreme Court held that the right of way was only an easement and was extinguished when the railroad abandoned it. The decision has already created some substantial consternation regarding its potential impact on the Rails-to-Trails movement and recreational trail development along abandoned rail corridors.


Our program for April will feature two leading scholars who will discuss the Brandt decision and its likely implications for the “Rails to Trails” movement, existing recreational trails and future recreational trail development. Our speakers will include Professors Danaya C. Wright and Michael Allan Wolf, both on the faculty of the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Professor Wright is the Clarence J. TeSelle Endowed Professor, and the nation’s pre-eminent legal scholar on the subject of Rails-to-Trails. Professor Wolf is the Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law at Florida and a frequent speaker on the subjects of Land Use Controls, Local Government, and Environmental Law.

Register for this FREE program at http://ambar.org/ProfessorsCorner

 
Section Events
April 22, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 23, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 24, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

Committees in this Group

Other Links of Interest

Audio/Video: December 2013 Professors Corner (Ownership, Transfer, and Enforcement of Securitized Mortgage Loans)
December 2013 Professors Corner Powerpoint
Audio: November 2013 Professors Corner (Ownership and Transfer of Digital Assets)
November 2013 Professors Corner Powerpoint: Digital Assets
Prof. Beyer's Digital Estate Information Form
Audio: October 2013 Professors Corner (Current Issues in Common Interest Communities)
October 2013 Professors Corner Powerpoint (Current Issues in Common Interest Communities)
Audio: September 2013 Professors Corner (Implications of Same Sex Marriage)
September 2013 Professors Corner Powerpoint
Pat Cain, Income and Transfer Tax Issues After IRS Announcement on Same-Sex Marriage
Audio: August 2013 Professors Corner (Real Estate Issues in Bankruptcy)
Audio: July 2013 Professors Corner (Breaking Down Koontz v. St. John's River Water Management District)
Audio: June 2013 Professors Corner (Recent Case Review)
Audio: May 2013 Professors Corner (Commercial Leasing Roundtable)
Audio: March 2013 Professors Corner (Ripped from the Headlines)
Audio: February 2013 Professors Corner (REMICs and REMIC Failure)
Audio: January 2013 Professors Corner (A Fracking Primer for Real Property Lawyers)
Audio: December 2012 Professors Corner (The Future of Impact Fees and Growth Management)
Audio: November 2012 Professors Corner (Recent Developments in Title Insurance/Title Services)
Audio: October 2012 Professors Corner (Can/Should Municipalities Take Residential Mortgages?)

Leadership

Chair:  Ira Meislik

Vice-Chair:  R Wilson Freyermuth

Committee Roster (75 total members)

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